Knut Vaage Jug Band Rag
Naomi Pinnock Music for Europe
Stephen Pratt New Work (Psappha commission, world première)
John Casken Winter Reels
Jamie Phillips conductor
As winter reeled outside his Northumberland home, John Casken wrote his compelling Winter Reels which paints an instantly recognisable picture of a wintry landscape.
In the days after the Brexit vote, a Paul Klee text-painting inspired Naomi Pinnock to write her meditative lament, Music for Europe. Knut Vaage’s witty Jug Band Rag and a brand-new work by Liverpool-based Stephen Pratt – written especially for Psappha – complete the line-up.
Psappha: Demystifying New Music Event
Pre-concert talk – 6.40pm – free to ticket holders
Learn more before you see it played. Come early, get a drink and settle into your seats for a special talk that will introduce you to the composers and the inspiration behind the music we perform tonight.